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I'd Pick Elizabeth Gaskell

Today, Audible.com asked the question, “If you could read only one author’s work for the rest of your life, who would it be?”  They also said that it could “easily be the toughest question of the day.” 331 more words


Review: Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell

PENGUIN BOOKS, 2012/1851-53

Cranford is an affectionate and moving portrait of genteel poverty and intertwined lives in a nineteenth-century village.

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September is Ending

Yesterday, I went to see an adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. I bought a pair of tickets for David and I to go and see it as his birthday present back in August. 654 more words

Another year older... What have I learned?

I had my birthday.  It was very uneventful thanks to my chronic neck pain.  But as I’m another year older, I’m thinking, how much wiser am I?   337 more words

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Reading Cranford in September

As I mentioned in my August Reads and September Plans post, me and two other lovely book bloggers are planning to read Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell together. 356 more words


The most giggle-worthy quotes from 19th Century Literature

Okay, okay, dear Reader—you got me. Are these the most giggle-worthy quotes in nineteenth century literature? Almost assuredly not. I’m world-famous for hyperbole. I read Emerson once or twice and I think it stuck. 753 more words